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Collect All 92! / Re: Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)
« on: July 31, 2010, 01:24 PM »
Never knew that about the post necks, besides 2-1B's who's head would pop off easily.

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear) was the first good guy army builder I remember. Staring blankly into the face of overwhelming odds. He's a classic.


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Collect All 92! / Re: Rebel Commander
« on: July 31, 2010, 01:18 PM »
A fun Legacy collection Hoth Rebel Trooper head swap is Trinto Duaba; you can make a Rebel that looks like a burn victim.

The vintage Rebel Commander had a lousy gun...thick handled. We had two of them, and 4 troopers. That was an okay force to man the Hoth stuff.  I never gave much thought to the Commander actually being the trooper. I did wonder why his pack was mold on, and others had to use the survival gear packs.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Chewbacca
« on: July 31, 2010, 01:09 PM »
My brother lost Chewie than found him months later, in a bar doing a line of coke with a hooker...his hair was perfect. (Okay, maybe it was a vacant lot by an apartment complex)

We had two at some point, which was good, because the original had loose limbs and a missing weapon.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Leia (Hoth Outfit)
« on: July 31, 2010, 01:05 PM »
I don't remember doing much with the 80's version other than her being around. Lost her gun early on.  Never got the POTF2 releases (was their one or two?).

Lack of ankles on the new one is disappointing, considering she did run around a bit in this outfit.

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Collect All 92! / Re: AT-AT Commander
« on: July 31, 2010, 01:00 PM »
Not sure any of them are great figures.   :-\

My brother and I wound up with six of the original At-At Commander, because our parents got some on clearance and gave them to us for birthday or X-mas. We had one AT-AT, and not having seen ESB enough times to remember he was a specific character (or just not caring), we used them as imperial troops (turns out, not that inaccurate, since this is an Imperial officer's field attire). The darn paint on their noses would rub off.

The 80's one's proportions do seem goofy, tiny helmet being the main thing. I think I like his belt more than the actual movie accurate one. What is that odd decor/symbol in the middle of the movie version, anyway? "Check out my belt buckle!"

The recent versions look more like the movie, that is a person in a dress uniform with plastic junk armor on them. It's not statisfying from a fantasy perspective to me. The POTF2 version is more comic booky (poured into his uniform like POTF2 figures were), in a sense more the true remake of the vintage At-At Commander.

The new "vintage" one's helmet seems off compared to the movie still. And the wide sleeves are wrong. If you feel that isn't supposed to be Veers (going by the face, it's not really) , then you can rationalize it. I'll probably get him since I never got the POTF2 or Saga versions.  I wouldn't mind it if they did a retro repaint in dark grey.


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The paintjob on this Super Battle Droid is significantly different from the previous 30AC and Saga Legends versions.  It also doesn't have the holes in the body. 

It almost looks to have ankle articulation. Could be my eyes playing tricks on me.

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Even though I've little interest in that future era storyline, I got that Krayt and Dare set for $7 something at Target. Also got the Wedge and Borssk pack, too. I don't understand why they made that Wedge. A dress uniform from the Expanded Universe? Was that really something in demand, even by the EU fanbase? Borssk is okay, but I keep wanting to pose the arms like they have ball joints. Many Bothans arms popped out to bring you this post. (Okay, one Bothan's arms almost popped out.)

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I did buy 2 more Willrows at that price, leaving the last one for someone else. I'm not sure why I got them. Not sure his head would swap out well with many figures or anything. Maybe all the haters who missed the figure will realize they need one and the prices will skyrocket on the aftermarket.  8)

I allso found Leesub and a Sgt. Eidan. It's a crime to buy Leesub that cheap; she's got a great figure...er...she's a great figure.

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Collect All 92! / Re: FX-7
« on: July 31, 2010, 12:12 AM »
My brother and I had this figure back in the day (1980), and the claw arm broke off pretty early. I found a used one in the early 90's that had a softer claw arm. I'm guessing there was a production variant/change at some point.

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Newbies / Hey, peeps.
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:38 PM »
I post over at the Rebby Scum forums, but they seem kinda uptight there at times. And no one goes to galactic hunter forums anymore.

This place seems to have its own clique I'll quickly be alienated from. Ha.




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My Target had like 10 Bespin Guards...  No matter how good they make him, he still won't sell. 

I bought 2, I'll admit.  I didn't think they'd have anything, but I was wrong.


History repeating.

Back in the 80's the dark-skinned Bespin Guard was a total peg warmer. You could still find them on ESB cards years after Kenner ended the whole Star Wars line. I wound up with 8 of them. I think I have one MOC somewhere.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Blue Snaggletooth
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:25 PM »
I had one, before I knew of it's rarity, played the heck out of it. Rubbed paint and loose joints. My cousin had one in great condition, and my brother and I debated stealing it  >:D, but we didn't. Thankfully, or not...not sure now.  :P

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Collect All 92! / Re: Imperial Commander
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:20 PM »
I like that were two variants, the thinner head and thicker head, so you use both without some "clone/twin" effect.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Greedo
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:19 PM »
I chewed the antenna off my original Greedo...just last week. As a kid, I must've been angry at the character. Seems like the original  (from the Sears Cantina set) had limbs made of harder plastic than the replacement I got years later.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Hammerhead
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:15 PM »
I mainly joined these forums to agree with all those who said his name is "Hammerhead".

I can't recall using him as a villain per se, though.

If they wanted to repaint "Momwaw" or Roron Corobb in Kenner colors, I wouldn't mind.

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